[plt-scheme] Re: Vancouver Lisp Users Group meeting for September 2008 - The BKNR Common Lisp web application development environment

From: Bill Clementson (billclem at gmail.com)
Date: Wed Sep 24 17:45:36 EDT 2008

Hi all,
Just a reminder of tomorrow's lispvan meeting. As I've noted in my updated
blog entry (http://bc.tech.coop/blog/080904.html), we won't be able to use
the "new" venue and will instead have to hold the meeting again at Calhoun's
coffee shop:

Calhoun's <http://vancouver.wifimug.org/?Calhouns>, 3035 West Broadway,

See you there!

- Bill

On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 9:45 AM, Bill Clementson <billclem at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> We've had a few presentations on web application development
> environments/frameworks at lispvan. For our September lispvan meeting,
> Hans Hübner will be flying over from Berlin (actually, he's coming for
> the ICFP conference in Victoria, but has graciously agreed to come
> over to Vancouver for the evening while he's in the area) to give us a
> presentation on BKNR. BKNR is neat in that it provides it's own object
> persistence layer as part of the web application development
> environment. It's nice to be able to hear about different web
> application development frameworks from the authors/users of those
> frameworks and it will be interesting to be able to compare/contrast
> BKNR with the others we've seen at lispvan meetings.
> We are planning to have the meeting at our new location (with a
> projector and a special meeting room!) as the owner of the new cafe
> (which is located right next door to the Mac Market) expects the
> construction work to be completed by our meeting date. I'll update
> this post closer to the meeting date with any changes (in the event
> that the new meeting venue isn't ready in time).
> Here's the "official" meeting notice:
> Topic: The BKNR Common Lisp web application development environment
> Presenter: Hans Hübner
> Date: Thursday, September 25th, 2008
> Time: 7pm - 10pm (or whenever)
> Venue: no-name cafe next door to the Mac Market, 2774 West 4th Avenue
> (at MacDonald Street), Vancouver
> Summary: BKNR is a collection of Common Lisp packages used to develop
> and deploy web applications. It consists of a number of open source
> Lisp modules and adds several framework level modules. The goal is to
> have a one-stop repository for all base software to aid in easy
> deployment and configuration reproducability.
> The major component in the BKNR framework is the pure Lisp
> transaction-based persistence layer. It provides for in-memory object
> persistence and delivers high performance with small development
> overhead. The web components of BKNR make it easy to serve persistent
> objects using HTTP in XML, HTML or other formats.
> The presentation shows the guiding principles for BKNR, architectures
> and features of the data store and web components, current
> applications and future plans.
> The presenter: Hans Hübner has been a hacker for over 20 years. Coming
> from an object oriented and system programming background with
> extensive commercial development experience in C++ and Perl, he
> discovered Common Lisp as his favourite programming language in 2001.
> He is currently a freelance consultant with Clozure Associates and ITA
> Software. His research interests include persistence systems and
> hardware to support dynamic programming.
> Some links:
> http://bknr.net/
> http://vaxbusters.org/workshop/secd.xml
> http://headcraft.de/
> Join us for a beer/coffee and a chance to see/discuss the BKNR Common
> Lisp web application development environment.
> Any updates (and a copy of this notice with additional links) will be
> posted on my blog: http://bc.tech.coop/blog/080904.html
> --
> Bill Clementson
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